Work injuries are all too common and frequently lead to overwhelming financial and psychological impacts. If you have suffered an injury while on the job, Tucker Lawyers understands the financial pressures and pain you are likely experiencing. Our Suffolk County work injury lawyers aggressively pursue compensation that brings significant relief to our clients, and we may be able to help you.

Why Choose Us?

Winning Track Record

Our Suffolk County work injury attorneys approach every work injury case with the same focus: maximum compensation. We know full well how much compensation our clients need to replace what has been taken from them. If you have been hurt in an accident at work, Tucker Lawyers is ready to listen.

We offer clients:

  • A team of industry-leading attorneys
  • Individualized attention
  • Round-the-clock availability
  • No required upfront payments for costs and services.

We also offer contingency fee billing, which means if we don’t get you compensated for your work injury, you owe us nothing.

Initial consultations are free at Tucker Lawyers. You’ve got nothing to lose and potentially so much to gain. Call (516) 399-2364 to schedule a free case review with a Suffolk County work injury lawyer who cares.

Who Covers Workers’ Injuries?

If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering who pays. You’ve likely heard of workers’ comp. But did you know that you may be entitled to another source of compensation as well?

Workers’ Comp Benefits

Workers’ comp benefits provide medical coverage and limited economic compensation to injured workers. The full personal injury damages that are typically available in injury cases are not available in workers’ comp claims. However, the injured worker does not have the obligation to prove that someone negligently caused their injuries.

Workers’ comp benefits in New York include:

  • Medical treatment compensation
  • Partial income-replacement benefits
  • Compensation for expenses related to your work injury.

Some workers may also take advantage of vocational rehabilitation. To be eligible for this category of benefits, you must be unable to return to your prior employment position due to your injuries.

In cases where a worker passes away, the worker’s spouse, minor children, and other dependents may be entitled to certain survivor benefits. These include weekly cash payments equal to two-thirds of the deceased worker’s income.

Third-Party Compensation

A third party is someone other than the employer or a co-worker who is present on the worksite. Third parties can be:

  • Employees of other businesses, such as delivery drivers
  • Customers and clients
  • The general public
  • Maintenance and repair workers
  • Construction and road construction workers.

Equipment, tool, and product manufacturers are also considered third parties. Even though they are not on-site, they are present through their products.

Taking on Insurance Companies

Work injuries change people’s lives when they are serious enough. They can knock a healthy worker out of the workforce and create a chain of events that ends with the financial ruin of the worker and their family. The benefits and compensation provided by workers’ comp or personal injury lawsuits are indeed a lifeline to thousands of injured workers each year. Sadly, insurance companies fiercely protect their profits and often pay workers less than they deserve, whether in a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

Tucker Lawyers vigorously pursues results that benefit the financial interests of our clients. Whereas insurance companies’ concern lies with their bottom line, ours lies with our clients. If you have been injured at work, you don’t have to settle for less than you deserve. Contact Tucker Lawyers to learn what you are truly owed.

Tucker Lawyers fights for injured workers’ right to compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Work injury claims often lead to numerous questions that we are happy to answer. Below are a few of the more common inquiries we receive from our work injury clients. Please call any time with more questions as they arise.

  • Is there a deadline for work injury claims in Suffolk County?

    Yes. Work injury claims under workers’ comp must be filed within two years of the injury. In cases of conditions that develop over time, the time limit is generally two years from the date of the discovery of the condition.

    If, however, you are filing a personal injury claim, the time limit is longer. Personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years of the incident. However, this extra year should not cause injured workers to delay in seeking compensation. The fresher the compensation claim, the fewer the difficulties.

  • When can I sue my boss for a work injury?

    You ordinarily may not sue your boss for a work injury. However, if one of the following is applicable in your case, you may sue your employer:

    • They intentionally injured you or sanctioned your injury at work.
    • They did not have required workers’ comp insurance when you were injured.
    • They are not required by law to carry workers’ comp insurance.

    If your boss intentionally harms you, your Suffolk County work injury attorney can likely seek punitive damages as well. These damages provide a deterrent effect against egregious, unlawful acts.

  • Can I do anything if my boss retaliates against me for filing a workers’ comp claim?

    Yes. Retaliation against an injured worker for filing a valid workers’ comp claim is unlawful and worthy of addressing. You have legal remedies available that can protect you and potentially reverse some of the consequences of the employment retaliations, such as getting your job back or getting reinstated to a position you once held. If retaliation occurs, inform your Suffolk County work injury attorney as quickly as possible.

  • Must I choose between a workers’ comp claim and a third-party lawsuit?

    No. You can file a workers’ comp claim concurrently with a personal injury claim if your situation allows. Workers’ comp as an exclusive remedy only applies to employers and fellow employees. Other parties, such as the general public, can be held liable for full damages if they are the cause of your work injury.

  • How long do work injury cases take to resolve?

    It varies from case to case. Workers’ comp is meant to streamline the compensation process. Relatively simple claims filed under workers’ comp can be resolved within several weeks or a few months. That said, workers’ comp insurance companies vigorously guard their bottom lines and routinely seek to pay less than they should. Compensation negotiations may cause a case to experience extended settlement times.

    For personal injury cases, resolution may also be had within several weeks. However, as with workers’ comp claims, insurance companies typically make trouble for claimants seeking maximum compensation. Our Suffolk County lawyers fight hard against adjusters and insurance defense attorneys to collect what our clients are owed.

Do you have more questions about seeking compensation for an injury that happened at work? We can answer your questions during your free consultation.

Speak with a Suffolk County Work Injury Lawyer Today!

Let Our Team Fight for You

Seeking compensation can be daunting. But with Tucker Lawyers, you’ve got an advocate and an ally who will fight to get you the maximum payout you deserve. As you will see when you enter our office, our Suffolk County work injury lawyers deeply care.

An experienced Suffolk County work injury lawyer is ready to discuss what we can do to help you recover the full benefits and compensation you are entitled to. Our initial consultations are at no charge. Call (516) 399-2364 to schedule a free consultation today.

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Managing Attorney John. J. Tucker, Esq.

John has personally handled thousands of clients who were victims of another’s negligence and fights relentlessly for their rights. John enjoys bringing closure to a client’s matter so that the injured party can move forward with their life. His background enables him to evaluate complex liability related claims and bring resolution to claims in a record time frame. [ Attorney Bio ]

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